So I’m going to start this Field Test back to front and for one reason only, the LoupeDeck system blew my socks off and if you’re a wedding photographer.. in fact, if you’re into any genre of photography, the Loupedeck is a game changer. I used it to edit a full wedding from start to finish, it not only halved my editing time, it made the experience of editing fun again. I was in my element editing with the Loupedeck, I was waking up early to start editing because my workflow had become so smooth and ergonomic… and they’re not even paying me to say this, seriously! I could end the field test here and just say get your hands on one, but if you need more persuading take a read below:
I can’t tell you how often I had to tell how I got to make this picture. This image was created for the semi-final of the Dutch Canon Grand Prix 2017, and I had lots of talks to people about it, before and afterwards. Let’s start at the beginning. Earlier this year I got an Email with the invitation to join this contest, one of the categories being ‘Image manipulation’. And manipulating images I do a lot, it’s my favourite part of photography and partly my work. I
send in 2 pictures (the required amount). Of these 2 I had the idea that they were 1. reasonably manipulated and were 2. somehow authentic, original. I didn’t expect anything of it, I send them just-in-case. So it surprised me a bit that I got invited for a portfolio review of a group of 60 people (of a total of around 5K).
If you love both photography and video games, here’s one of the fun ways to bring them together. New Zealand photographer Ben Stewart shows you how to connect Play Station controller with Lightroom. He uses a PS3 controller, but it can also work with other models. Also, although he demonstrates the technique on a PC, it should work for Mac users as well.
Photo enhancing apps have come a long way over the past few years. However, researchers from MIT have worked with Google and have gone a step further: they are introducing an app able to retouch your photos before you even take them.
They use deep learning to create the software. When you turn the app on, it enhances your images in real time, and you can see the expected outcome on the display before you snap a photo. It’s able to retouch the images in different styles, and it should be small enough not to be laggy on a mobile device.
Last year, Adobe announced a new photo editor called Nimbus, which is basically like Lightroom but stored on a cloud. The beta version was planned for this year, but Adobe accidentally leaked it to their creative cloud users before the actual release. The guys from French website MacG downloaded it and shared some details of the new Adobe app that’s yet to be announced.
A part of my childhood just died. Microsoft Paint was never the pinnacle of photo editing software. But there was a time when it was the most popular image application out there (because it’s all that most of us had access to). It’s the first form of painting or editing application many of us experienced when we first acquire a Windows PC. It certainly was for me.
This venerable application, though, is facing its end. The next Windows 10 Fall Creators Update sends Microsoft Paint into the “deprecated” category. While it doesn’t yet share the same “Removed” category as other long standing applications such as Outlook Express, it does mean no more updates.
When Adobe switched to subscription-only plan, it made many users angry. However, there are some advantages to this plan, according to photographer Justin Odisho. He shares some of the greatest benefits of paying a monthly subscription for your Adobe apps. One of them is certainly the cost, but according to Justin – there’s more than just the larger affordability.
If you take photos of a wonderful landscape and you’re not pleased with the sky – well, you can cheat a little and replace it in Photoshop. Peter McKinnon shows you how to do it, and he makes it look easy in a simple 2-minute tutorial.
With this technique, you won’t only be able to replace the sky in a landscape photo. You can also use it to, for example, change the background in portraits. All in all, you might find it handy when you want to experiment, so take a look.
If you have ever tried to make a decision between a PC and a Mac, I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestions from the users of either one or the other. Photographer Manny Ortiz is a user of both, and in his latest video, he gives five reasons why he opted for a PC after all.
Manny was trying to find a laptop that allows editing 4K video, and that’s small and portable enough to carry along. The choice was between Dell XPS 15 and MacBook Pro. Without the strong passion for one or the other – he chose the Dell XPS 15, and there are some good reasons for that.
Many Lightroom users have been complaining about the software being too slow. It seems that Adobe has heard the complaints, and they’ve made their top priority to improve the performance of Lightroom. In a blog post on Adobe’s website, they call the users to submit their complaints, and Adobe team shall collect the data and work on the improvements of the most common issues.